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General Wellness Care

Helping Your Pet Live a Longer, Healthier Life

​Our Community Practice service provides both wellness care and treatment for minor injuries and illnesses.

If we are concerned your pet's condition may require intensive care or overnight monitoring, we will recommend seeing Emergency/Urgent Care. If your pet has an ongoing health issue and you have a regular veterinarian you are working with, we recommend you schedule an appointment with the appropriate specialty service. It is not necessary to have a referral to schedule an appointment with us.

How Can We Help You?


 How Much Does it Cost?

The cost of your pet's treatment can vary greatly, depending on the severity of illness and type of treatment. Since every patient is unique, it's best to speak with your veterinarian about the treatment options and costs.
You'll always be provided a fee estimate at your appointment. Visit the hospital's Financial Information page for general payment information.
We also offer the Pet WellCare Program​, a cost-effective option for pet owners seeking to maintain the health of their pet. A yearly premium covers certain exams, vaccines, and blood work for your pet. Talk to the Community Practice Service to sign up for the program!

Wellness often is thought of as the "proactive" approach to healthcare, where treatment focuses on disease prevention and the optimization of health. Preventive care at all ages can help your pet live a longer, healthier life and can reduce the long-term costs of veterinary care.

We ensure that your puppies and kittens are correctly vaccinated and are growing and developing normally. Exams for your adult dogs and cats help detect problems before they develop into serious conditions. We examine and screen for chronic problems that may develop in your mature pet.

We take care of pets that have a new, minor health concern or injury. Our Community Practice veterinarians and veterinary students can evaluate your pet for minor injuries and disease, and provide treatment recommendations. Examples of our services include:

Wellness Care

  • Wellness exams
  • Vaccines
  • Parasite control
  • Dental and oral health evaluation and recommendations
  • Spay and neuter
  • Elective surgery
  • Senior care

New, Minor Health Concerns

  • Is your pet not feeling well?
  • Does your pet have scratchy ears or skin?
  • Is your pet limping after playing at the park?
  • Is your pet vomiting or having diarrhea?
We are here to help! C​all today and set up your appointment with Community Practice.
Dr. Ruch Gallie in Community Practice

 Stray animal policy


Stray animal policy

If you find a stray animal, please call the
Larimer Humane Society, 3501 E​. 74th St., Loveland, (Map​​), (970) 226-3647.

Please DO NOT bring stray animals to the hospital during these hours:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

The hospital will accept stray animals when the Humane Society is closed:
Monday-Friday 6 p.m.-8 a.m.
Saturday-Sunday 4 p.m.-8 a.m.​​​​


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Contact Us:
Colorado State University
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
300 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523

(970) 297-5000

(970) 297-1205

Appointments & Questions:
(970) 297-5000